This organic post has been created with products supplied by my membership within the Starbucks Coffee Blogger Community. As always, my caffeinated thoughts and opinions are my own.
Coffee is glorious. And not only for the molten hot or iced refreshment it brings. But also, for the amazing addition it can add to your favorite recipes. For example, your burgers are never going to be the same again.
Deviating for just a second. I must admit I have never loved taking pictures of raw meat before now. That said, it’s also the only time I can scarcely relate to those enjoying beef cooked rare. What a beauty this makes.
And speaking of meat; it was actually a coffee rubbed turkey burger that I pinned for the inspiration here. It got me looking into creating my own coffee rub. But as I experimented, I wanted less seasoning and more coffee flavor. So I kept testing different roasts for the best taste.
In the end, what my Grandfather taught me rang true. If you have good, quality beef; you’ll never need a reason to slather it in seasoning. As a rule, I typically only use salt, pepper, or real butter while cooking beef. And in this case, a Veranda blend from Starbucks.
The best ground beef for these burgers has at least a 20% fat ratio. So I went with a pub-style burger that was comprised of ground chuck. The juice created from the higher fat content enables the coffee to saturate the meat more while cooking. And the Veranda being a light roast, you’ll taste the subtle cocoa and nut coffee notes but it won’t be overpowering.
Prep your burgers and set aside. Then place 1/4 cup of ground coffee in a bowl. Proceed to dip the edges of your burger to coat all around. Place on your coffee-ringed burgers on a prep plate and sprinkle one side with salt and pepper. Mine were then pan-fried at a medium-low flame till well done.
Of course, you can cheese these burgers or serve traditionally on buns. But with cutting out more breads; I often plate my coffee rubbed beef hamburger plain and over greens. And with this coffee rubbed hamburger method, the coffee gives the burger a fantastic crust. Much like you’d get with the grill, yet right in the comfort of your favorite frying pan.
For an open sandwich effect toss on your favorite burger toppings. Then whisk olive oil into your mayo to thin it to an aioli inspired dressing. I often use a peppered mayo and people…I never miss that bun!
End Notes: This application works with ground beef, but keep in mind it would be scrumptious combined as a steak rub or beef roast rub too. The Veranda blend was ground to a Drip setting for free at Starbucks. More food for thought? While this was a great size for ringing the burgers, I found combining it in the meat left the crunch but not as much flavor.
For more Pinterest Remakes, visit a few of my favorite bloggers:
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- Pumpkin seed granola by Better in Bulk
- Pumpkin cream cheese muffins by Mom Does it All
- French onion soup by OurFamilyWorld
- Mummy Halloween pumpkin centerpiece by Simply Southern Mom
- Rustic twig star wreath by Sweet Lil You
- Buffalo chicken deviled eggs by Home and Garden Cafe
- Pumpkin marshmallow M&M blondies by Simply Mindy
- Honey lavender cupcakes by How Was Your Day?
- Mini chocolate apple pops by 2Boys+1Girl=OneCrazyMom
- Spaghetti and meatball muffins by Mom Always Finds Out